Museum of American Finance Hosts “Banking on Art” Panel Discussion

September 2, 2008

Press Contact: Kristin Aguilera, Communications Director, 212-908-4695

New York, NY – On Wednesday, September 24, the Museum of American Finance will host a lively panel discussion on money and the art world entitled “Banking on Art: Diverse Perspectives on Financing the Art Market” to explore how collectors, dealers, auction houses and specialized lenders support the multi-billion dollar art market. The program will be held from 5:30 – 7:00 pm in the Museum’s education center, located at 48 Wall Street.

The distinguished panel of speakers will include:

Andy Augenblick – President, Emigrant Bank Fine Art Finance

Roland Augustine – President, Art Dealers Association of America and Owner, Luhring Augustine

Amy Cappellazzo – Senior Vice President and International Co-Head of Post-War and Contemporary Art, Christie's International

Randy Slifka – Principal, Slifka Asset Management, and contemporary art collector

Lindsay Pollock, art journalist and author, will moderate the discussion.

This event is part of the Museum’s 2008 Henry Kaufman Financial History and Practices Lecture/Symposia Series. Admission is free for Museum members and press, and $15 for non-members. For information or reservations contact Lindsay Seeger at 212-908-4110 or lseeger@financialhistory.org. Working members of the press should contact Kristin Aguilera at 212-908-4695 or kaguilera@financialhistory.org to confirm attendance.

About the Museum of American Finance
The Museum of American Finance, an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, is the nation’s only public museum dedicated to finance, entrepreneurship and the free open market system. With its extensive collection of financial documents and objects, its seminars and educational programming, its publication and oral history program, the Museum portrays the breadth and richness of American financial history, achievement and practices.

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